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Pharmacy Technician

Florida Board of Pharmacy Approved Program | See Rule: 64B16-26.351, F.A.C.

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Pharmacy Technician program is to provide quality educational training designed to meet the current and future needs of the Health Industry. To accomplish this, the following guidelines are established: assist students to choose, prepare for, enter, and be gainfully employed as Pharmacy Technicians; offer a program which emphasizes sound fundamentals while responding to the needs of this particular industry; provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and this industry.

Occupational Outlook

O*NET Program Detail

Curriculum Framework

Program Outlook

The Pharmacy Technician Program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as Pharmacy Technicians. Instruction is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experiences through in class practice. Students are eligible to join HOSA.

Program Content

  • Basic Healthcare Worker
  • Community Pharmacy Technician
  • Safe and Efficient Work Practices
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Employability Skills & Entrepreneurship


Length of Program

The average length of this program is 1050 (approximately 24 months) for adult students attending part time. Actual time is dependent upon enrollment status and the length of time the student requires to achieve competencies. This program contains occupational completion points designed to prepare students for a position.

Entrance Requirements

  • Application.
    • Interview by guidance counselor.
    • Adult students must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school
    • Assessment in reading, math, and language
  • Fees:
    • ID $45.00
    • Application fee $15.00
    • Material fee $351.00
    • Tuition $2688.00
    • Books $150.00
    • Miscellaneous fees
      • Uniform $20
    • Approximate total $3269.00


Entrance Dates

Students may enter the program three (3) times a year. Entry is dependent upon space availability. Interested persons may call (305)557·1100 for additional information.

Career Opportunities

Pharmacy Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Community Pharmacy Technician

O*NET lists the following occupations that the Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to enter:

29-2031.00 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

29-2081.00 Opticians, Dispensing

31-9091.00 Dental Assistants

43-6013.00 Medical Secretaries

45-2021.00 Animal Breeders

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The United States Department of Education requires the following information be disclosed for all educational programs that are Title IV eligible.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in reporting year 09/10, under Institutional Characteristics, indicates the following average program costs:

Tuition & Fees: $2257.50/program
Room and Board:
No on campus room or board provided
Off campus, not with family: Est. $16080/12 month program
Off campus, with family: Est. $ 9060/12 month program
Books and Supplies: $200/year
Other Cost:  N/A

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